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Old 01-12-2012, 08:53 AM   #11
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"Update: NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the formation was legal. "This is a legal formation," he told NFL.com. "This should not have been flagged." It's not exactly an in-depth rules explanation, but it's definitive."
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Srgt. Hulka View Post
"Update: NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the formation was legal. "This is a legal formation," he told NFL.com. "This should not have been flagged." It's not exactly an in-depth rules explanation, but it's definitive."

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Old 01-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #13
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While I agree that if the league says it's not a flag, then it's not a flag. But just wait a while and watch when somebody else on a different less media-popular team gets flagged for that exact same type formation. Just sayin'.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #14
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That penalty is called a fair amount; I believe it is called illegal formation
That formation isn't called illegal formation a fair amount as well.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:51 PM   #15
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:10 AM   #16
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I've never quite paid enough attention to this illegal formation thing. But looking at that photo, if you told me there should be 6 men on the line of scrimmage and there were actually 7, I'd say it's marginal. Too close to overturn if it was reviewable. And if you told me there should be 7 and there were actual 6, I'd say the same. So it's very ticky-tacky to call it.

Which is it, by the way? Should there be 6 or 7?

(And after the lateral-fumble called forward, that cost Denver immediate field goal range and continued a TD drive for Pittsburgh, they couldn't for shame complain about this call!)
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:25 AM   #17
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Not illegal, his feet are lined up with everyone elses. The OT is leaning forward in a 3-point stance, the end doesn't have his hand on the ground, so his upper body (and head) is further back.
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